The Lady and the Fool/Pineapple Poll

Overview

This two-pack offers a pair of classic ballets by choreographer John Cranko, performed and filmed in 1959. First is The Lady and the Fool, set to Verdi music, and starring Svetlana Beriosova as La Capricciosa, Ronald Hynd as Moondog and Ray Powell as Bootface; the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden lends musical accompaniment, conducted by Charles Mackerras. Next up is Pineapple Poll, set to an Arthur Sullivan score, and starring Merle Park in the title role, David Blair as Captain Belaye, ...
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Overview

This two-pack offers a pair of classic ballets by choreographer John Cranko, performed and filmed in 1959. First is The Lady and the Fool, set to Verdi music, and starring Svetlana Beriosova as La Capricciosa, Ronald Hynd as Moondog and Ray Powell as Bootface; the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden lends musical accompaniment, conducted by Charles Mackerras. Next up is Pineapple Poll, set to an Arthur Sullivan score, and starring Merle Park in the title role, David Blair as Captain Belaye, Stanley Holden as Jasper and Brenda Taylor as Blanche. The London Symphony Orchestra provides symphonic accompaniment under the baton of Mackerras.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2011
  • EAN: 5060244550407
  • Original Release: 1959
  • Source: Ica Classics
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 62,766

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Svetlana Beriosova La Capricciosa
Ronald Hynd Moondog
Ray Powell Bootface
David Shields Signor Midas
Bob Stevenson Capitano Adoncino
Peter Wright The Prince of Arroganza
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Merle Park
David Blair Captain Belaye
Stanley Holden Jasper
Brenda Taylor Blanche
Gerd Larsen Mrs. Dimple
London Symphony Orchestra
Technical Credits
John Cranko Choreography
Charles Mackerras Musical Arrangement
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Lady and the Fool/Pineapple Poll
1. Opening Credits and Prologue (Moondog and Bootface) [:07]
2. Entrance of La Capricciosa and Divertissement (Moondog and Bootface) [4:58]
3. Tarantella (Signor Midas, guests, La Capricciosa) [3:40]
4. Entrance of Moondog and Bootface [4:39]
5. Variation (La Capricciosa) [:58]
6. Commedia (Moondog and Bootface) [1:14]
7. Grand Adage (La Capricciosa and suitors) [6:19]
8. Scene and Entrée (La Capricciosa, Moondog and Bootface) [5:01]
9. Variations (Signor Midas and Capitano Adoncino) [1:05]
10. Scene and Pas de deux (Moondog, La Capricciosa, Bootface) [3:18]
11. Finale (Signor Midas, guests, La Capricciosa, Moondog and Bootface) [5:46]
12. Epilogue (La Capricciosa, Moondog and Bootface) [3:38]
13. Opening Dance [4:14]
14. Poll's Solo - Pas de deux [:03]
15. Captain Belaye's Solo [:07]
16. Pas de Trois [3:38]
17. Finale [3:46]
18. Poll's Solo [3:30]
19. Jasper's Solo [3:13]
20. Belaye's Solo - Sailor's Drill [3:59]
21. Poll's Solo [3:34]
22. Entry of Belaye with Blanche as Bride [4:12]
23. Reconciliatin [3:29]
24. Grand Finale [3:24]
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Disc #1 -- The Lady and the Fool/Pineapple Poll
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